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All crown molding designs in The Joy of Moldings Pattern Book

Make Flying CROWN MOLDING-108 for c. $3.08/lf

crown moldingTraditional Style

Some of these pictures may look familiar to you since they make up my post on how to make a crown molding finial return.

But this time I want to focus on the crown molding itself.

Especially now that I have the original crown model I made for Greg way back when I was working up the design (Thanks for saving it Greg!).

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Make CROWN MOLDING-101 for c. $3.62/lf

crown moldingTraditional or Victorian

Finish carpenter installation price c. $14.00/lf + $15.00/corner or return

If you’ve always wanted an ornate crown molding in your favorite room, this pattern might just be the very thing for you.

It’s three pieces are not only very affordable and easy to install, but you can buy all the materials at your local lumber yard and get started this weekend.

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Make CEILING MOLDING-100 for c. $50.64

ceiling moldingsTraditional Style

Here’s a simple pattern you can use to breathe life into a flat or tray ceiling.

You can expand or contract the size of the design depending on your needs.

Even if you go much larger, you don’t have to increase the size of the moldings themselves or the rosettes in the corners; you could, but you don’t ¬†have to.

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How to Install CROWN MOLDING-105 For c. $2.86/lf

crown moldingTraditional/Victorian

Finish carpenter installation price c. $12.00/lf + $12.00/corner or return

The reason I’ve classified this crown molding as both a traditional and a Victorian design, is because I’ve seen similar profiles in American Victorian homes as well as very old classical buildings in Europe.

So feel free to use it with either style decor.

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How to Install CROWN MOLDING-104 for c. $5.17/lf

crown moldingVictorian Style

Finish Carpenter Price c. $18.00/lf + $20.00/Corner or Return

You or your finish carpenter can make this crown molding by stacking four separate molding profiles together.

The design is a hybrid of sorts from several crowns I’ve seen in Victorian homes over the years.

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How to Install CROWN MOLDING-102 for About $7.50 Per Foot: Part 1

soffit crown moldingTraditional Style

Finish Carpenter Price c. $25.00/lf  + $30.00/corner

This is what I’ve come to call, for lack of a better term, a soffit crown molding.

This means that the projection of the crown molding (the part the extends from the wall out along the ceiling) has a structural element to it.

The soffit of a crown is quite often a plain, flat reveal. But this one I made with an ornate scroll molding in the soffit.

The entire buildup is made from eight separate pieces of molding and flat-stock.

And even though you may be tired of me saying this, I’m going to say it again…this is so easy to make!

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CROWN MOLDING-100: DIY for c. $2.14/lf

detroit crown molding installationTraditional Style

Finish Carpenter Price c. $12.00/lf + $12.00/Corner or Return

This example perfectly demonstrates the four powerful effects a simple flying crown molding gives an otherwise undefined and visually bland great room:

  1. Provides architectural detail to undefined, blank walls
  2. Increases the number of colors you can work with
  3. Creates an intimate living space below the crown
  4. Allows you to decorate walls with normal size artwork

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How to Install CROWN MOLDING-106 for About $4.13/ft

crown molding installation Detroit metroVictorian and Craftsman Style

Finish Carpenter Price c. $12.00/lf + $12.00/Corner or Return

I first saw a crown molding pattern like this in a restored Victorian home in Port Townsend, Washington, that had been converted into a popular B&B.

I was stuck by how very powerful and elegant this simple crown molding made the room feel.

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How to Install CROWN MOLDING-103 for About $3.00/ft

A traditional crown molding buildup

Traditional style crown molding.

Traditional Style

Finish Carpenter Price c. $12.00/lf + $12.00/Corner or Return

If you can’t decide on a crown molding design, you can hardly go wrong if you choose this one right here.

You’ll find versions of this very same design in buildings throughout history.

It’s made by stacking three pieces of moldings together: the cornice at the top, the lower detail at the very bottom, and the ogee crown molding in the middle.

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